is CSAM ?
Community Supported Anthroposophical Medicine
(CSAM) is a 501(c) not-for-profit organization dedicated to
providing patient care, education and research in health care through
Anthroposophically-extended medicine. We are located in Ann Arbor,
Quentin R. McMullen, MD
Molly F. McMullen-Laird, MD
(anthropos: human being,
sophia: wisdom) is a worldview founded by philosopher,
scientist and social thinker, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) that combines
practical science with spiritual awareness.
extended medicine is an extension of conventional
medicine. The goal is to consciously understand the interactions
of the soul and spirit as well as the body. Viewing one’s whole life
and its meaning helps one to see an illness in its larger perspective.
Anthroposophically-extended medicine treats all aspects of the
individual using practical, western allopathic medicine as a
foundation. We use a wide range of treatments which
include homeopathy, nutritional
guidelines, artistic and movement therapies to extend the practice of
there are well established
anthroposophical hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies and
training centers. Many other fields
of human endeavor have been enriched by Steiner’s work, such as
education (Waldorf School), agriculture (Biodynamic Farming),
architecture, arts and economics. The late Otto Wolff, in his foreword to The
Anthroposophical Approach to Medicine, wrote: “Medicine will be
broadened by a spiritual conception of man to an art of healing, or
else it will remain a soulless technology that removes only symptoms.
Through the concrete inclusion of the spirit and soul of man, a
humanization of medicine, as it was inaugurated by Rudolf Steiner, is
CSAM is governed by a Board of Directors.
CSAM oversees a medical practice, including
physicians and anthroposophically trained therapists, and runs
education and outreach programs, research projects, and the
Rudolf Steiner Health Center.